Is Weight-Loss Surgery an Option for Preteens & Teens?
At its core, severe obesity in children is what the AAP calls an "epidemic within an epidemic." Unlike kids who may need to lose a few pounds, traditional dieting and exercise are not going to help these kids―who may also suffer from a host of other physical health problems such as diabetes, sleep apnea, and high blood pressure at very young ages. They need something more. Learn more about weight-loss surgery here.